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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 7, 2010 10:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 25th yrs ago TDIH

Nice story. Thanks for posting. Did you really see 20 GD shows at Red Rocks? Never saw them there, but it's such a special place; I really wish I'd had the opportunity. What would you and anyone else who saw Red Rocks shows say are the best ones from that venue?

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Sep 7, 2010 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 25th yrs ago TDIH

Having been fortunate enough to have lived in Boulder for many years, I was able to catch all the Rocks shows except for the last year. I loved the whole '82 "Wet Rocks" run, and 9/6/83 and 9/7/85 are classic shows as well. The standard, however, was set on 7/8/78 with another incredible show, 3 encores, Terrapin > Sat night followed by IMO the best Werewolves out there.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-07-08.mtx.tobin.91777.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-07-27.fob-senn421.wise.4705.sbefail.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-07-28.fob-senn421.wise.4980.sbefail.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-07-29.fob-senn421.wise.4981.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-09-06.sbd.clugston.5489.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 7, 2010 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 25th yrs ago TDIH

I lived in Boulder, too -- great town! -- but not until after they stopped playing Red Rocks, sadly. The 7/8/78 is great. Was playing that just the other day, and now my son tells the poacher joke :-)

I haven't heard all the others, though ... thanks! Had heard or read some negative comments about the 82 run. Can't remember what they were; I gather you don't share them, though.

You probably know the 6/8/80 and 12/9/81 Boulder shows, too. Really nice energy on both nights, IMO.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Sep 7, 2010 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 25th yrs ago TDIH

The '82 shows were smoking as far as I'm concerned, 3 days of pouring rain and hot jams.
I love 12/9/80, it's one of my favorite shows, loudest concert I ever attended.

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Poster: buscameby Date: Sep 7, 2010 10:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 25th yrs ago TDIH

I actually missed the Friday show in 85', it was the first week of a new job and I had to be incognito with my "headness" -lol.

I would rank the first two shows 7/7 and 7/8 /78 and this 9/7/85 the best shows.

There are also some GREAT moments in other shows but for me the three I mentioned were the best full shows. I always recommend the "If I had the World to give" from 8/30/78 too and don't miss the "Eyes" from that night either.

The Dead on the Rocks shows were always much anticipated and not sure how often they lived up to the hype, except to say that I would never trade my time there, even when the 'hail the size of beach balls" tried to ruin our time.(Bob's quote from 6-13-84) Actually another show well worth a listen.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 7, 2010 11:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 25th yrs ago TDIH

They played July AND August in 78? That's funny. How'd that happen?

I haven't heard 7/7/78 or this 85 one yet. I haven't listened to much 85, but this one sounds worth checking out ... it's such a maligned year, it's encouraging to get a good review!

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Poster: buscameby Date: Sep 7, 2010 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 25th yrs ago TDIH

If your looking for good 85', I recommend the whole Greeks run and especially the 6/16 show. The Oade audiences are the best for capturing the real feel of the 20th Anniversary run.

The 82 shows at the Rocks were a mixed blessing, the rain was brutal but music was clean.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Sep 7, 2010 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 25th yrs ago TDIH

They also did Estimated> Other One> Eyes both times!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 7, 2010 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 25th yrs ago TDIH

Hello everyone, I'm enjoying that '78 show (post-vacation re-entry). Jerry was sure feeling lively that night.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 7, 2010 7:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 25th yrs ago TDIH

Hey Ringo, welcome back! I wondered where you were -- thought maybe you were following Furthur around :-) Hope you had a nice time and are suitably refreshed.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 8, 2010 5:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 25th yrs ago TDIH

Thanks! Our "vacations" are generally taken up with ailing relatives these days; that and visiting colleges for our high-school senior BMOC. But we did swim in a couple of decent hotel pools :)

I could easily spend the rest of the week reading everything I missed here last week, but I guess my employer wouldn't approve.

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Poster: buscameby Date: Sep 7, 2010 1:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 25th yrs ago TDIH

They did two sets of shows because they wanted to get the sound system down at a similar venue before they headed out to Egypt is how I understood it.

I will always regret not following them to Egypt, I met a great hippy girl at the Rocks who asked if I wanted to go with them but it was the first week of school and I had just enrolled and KNEW my parents would disown me if I pulled such a move. I would have had to cash in my tuition to pay for the trip.

It probably would have been worth it but I just got on the Bus in 77' and these only my 4th and 5th shows so I wasn't fully dialed in, I knew I was a fool as soon as they left town and it was to late to change my mind.